The Karate Kid

   15 September 2004, lunch time

I finally can say I have seen The Karate Kid. I’ve wanted to see the movie for years now, and this weekend I finally watched it—on tape no less. I’m sure everybody knows this is a film about a kid who is taught Karate by a crazy old Japanese man, and in learning Karate learns that violence isn’t always the best way to solve problems. Well I think that was the message that was trying to be taught. I thought the film was entertaining in a thoroughly bizarre sort of way. If you haven’t seen it you really should just so you can say you have.

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  1. That was one of the lessons. However, as someone who’s practiced karate for 25 years, I picked up on the lesson that karate is taught in such a way that the movements become learned, reflexive moves. You basically train the muscles/nerves to move in a certain pattern and then when you need to use that move, you no longer have to think about it.

    I’m sure there was a different intended message. That’s the beauty of movies, 100 people in a room can see the movie and it will mean something different to each of them.

    Willie Crawford
    The Karate Old Man :-)

  2. i agree

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